Mashed Sweet Potatoes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we're offering some ideas for making your spread a little more colorful this year. One easy way to add a pop of color into your meal? Sub plain white potatoes for some bright orange sweet potatoes!

These colorful root vegetables are loaded with fiber and nutrients, including beta-carotene, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants. Plus, this Red Rabbit recipe adds cinnamon, which can fight inflammation and lower blood sugar levels. 

Yields: 4 servings (1/2 cup)


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 2.5 - 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Pinch of sea salt


1.    Peel sweet potatoes and slice crosswise into ½ inch rounds.

2.    Steam sweet potatoes for 20 mins until you can easily pierce with a knife.

3.    Melt butter in a medium pot and transfer potatoes along with honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

4.    Use an electric mixer or handheld potato masher to blend sweet potatoes and spices together until smooth.

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